An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Back on the earth after three spaceflights, Chris Hadfield's captivating memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth reveals extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. Les mer
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Back on the earth after three spaceflights, Chris Hadfield's captivating memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth reveals extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality.

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counter-intuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.

Introduction - i: Introduction: Mission Impossible


Unit - Part 1: PRE-LAUNCH
Chapter - 1: The Trip Takes a Lifetime
Chapter - 2: Have an Attitude
Chapter - 3: The Power of Negative Thinking
Chapter - 4: Sweat the Small Stuff
Chapter - 5: The Last People in the World
Chapter - 6: What's the Next Thing That Could Kill Me
Unit - Part 2: LIFTOFF
Chapter - 7: Tranquility Base, Kazakhstan
Chapter - 8: How to Get Blasted (and Feel Good the Next Day)
Chapter - 9: Aim to Be a Zero
Chapter - 10: Life off Earth
Chapter - 11: Square Astronaut, Round Hole
Unit - Part 3: COMING DOWN TO EARTH
Chapter - 12: Soft Landings
Chapter - 13: Climbing Down the Ladder


Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgments
Index - iii: Index
Section - iv: Illustrations

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.

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